Nestled between the Upper Hill Country and North Texas, just 25 minutes outside of your new homesite at the Ranches at Star Hollow, find one of Texas's hidden jewels, Granbury, TX. As soon as you make the turn into the historic Downtown Granbury Square, it's easy to see why Granbury's motto is “Where Texas History Lives.” From the grand Hood County Courthouse, front and center, to its well-preserved and maintained 19th Century storefronts, Granbury puts its pride for its past on full display. From festivals and events to entertainment, attractions and gift shopping, Granbury is an ideal relaxing place to spend a weekend or a lifetime.
You'll find something to satisfy everyone in the family here in Granbury. Take a visit to Dinosaur Valley State Park for a day of hiking, camping and exploring the land before time. Celebrate the arts at one of the many art galleries throughout the town including the Shanley House Gallery. Dive right in at Lake Granbury for a day of fishing, boating and more. Stop in the Granbury Opera House where you can see some of Granbury's finest architecture and rich history on display. Don't miss the Granbury Wine Walk, hosted each year for participants to gather downtown, sample local wines and enjoy live entertainment. Last, but certainly not least, check out Revolver Brewery and enjoy samples of craft beer and a tour of the local brewery for a laidback afternoon.
Founded in 1860, Granbury is named after Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (also spelled Granberry), the commanding officer of Granbury's Texas Brigade in the Confederate States Army. Over the years, the town has been home to colorful characters, past and present, real and rumored. As a frontier town, Granbury counted among its residents Elizabeth Patton Crockett, widow of David Crockett who perished in the Battle of the Alamo. She moved to the area with her son Robert to take advantage of land grants provided to the heirs of those who fought for Texas. Descendants of the Crocketts' still live in the area to this day.
More of Granbury's rich history is revealed at its 40-plus historic sites, including its iconic downtown, which was the first town square in Texas to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can even watch history come alive, courtesy of the Historic Granbury Gunslingers, a group of volunteer living history educators and entertainers who reenact scenes from the Old West in full costume right on the streets of the square.
Cowboy Capital of the World & The Other Live Music Capital of the World
Situated just 30 minutes from your new homesite at The Ranches at Star Hollow is the vibrant city of Stephenville. This fun and festive town prides itself on being an inclusive community for all. From the moment you pass the city limits sign, to stepping foot on the historic downtown square, you'll feel welcomed and greeted in true Texas fashion.
It all starts with a stroll around the square, followed by one of the many outdoor adventures, then mix in some live music and top it off with a mouthwatering meal. And that's just the half of it. Stephenville is indeed proud to be the home of the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro-Rodeo, where thousands gather to enjoy the best of this sport in their last competition before the finals in Las Vegas. Stephenville is also home to a rich ranching and rodeo heritage of legendary men and women who shaped this sport into what it is today. More cowboys per capita choose Stephenville as their home than any other city in the country.
Recently included in the National Register of Historic Places, this city's downtown historic district holds over 22 full city blocks surrounding the 1892 Erath County Courthouse. Its remarkable downtown square boasts streets paved with Thurber bricks from the 1920s. Filled with a variety of shops and restaurants, this notable destination is a year-round delight.
Known as the City of Champions, Stephenville regularly excels in athletic and academic achievements. National and state championships prevail at Stephenville ISD and at Tarleton State University, which is part of the Texas A&M System. It is also home to a satellite campus of Ranger College, one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in the nation. Last spring, Ranger College graduated the largest class in their 92-year history.
Come experience Stephenville located just 30 minutes down the road from your new, country homesite at The Ranches at Star Hollow! Indulge in its famous chicken fried steaks and BBQ. Shop at its one-of-a-kind boutiques and antiques, which will delight any shopper – from cowboy hats to that perfect gift. With its picturesque Bosque River Trail, Splashville and City Parks, you will see why Stephenville is named among “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.”
The City of Weatherford is a historic town 45 minutes from The Ranches at Star Hollow. Weatherford has become known for its community-oriented way of life, making it one of the premier places in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to live and raise a family. Residents share a vision for Weatherford that balances its heritage with progress and economic vitality. That is why the town's motto is "Growing with Tradition."
Come explore this vibrant area of North Texas and enjoy a historic shopping district full of antique, boutique and specialty stores, as well as unique restaurants. Old-time Farmers' Market, First Monday Trades Days, and a bounty of Victorian-era homes bring residents and visitors to this city to share in the desire to maintain its heritage, as it grows toward the future.
Weatherford is also a one-stop shop for any equestrian needs. The Ranches at Star Hollow boasts gorgeous, rolling meadows perfect for any horse enthusiast making its location to Weatherford ideal and convenient. Here you will find the National Cutting Horse Association headquarters as well as several other cutting horse events. In fact, Weatherford has become the Cutting Horse Capital of the World. The city is home to dozens of Hall of Fame trainers, hundreds of the best horses in the industry and one life-size bronze cutting horse that graces the lawn of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to the horse industry, there are also plenty of shops for those looking for western wear or tack.
Visitors to Weatherford will enjoy many treasures and exclusive things to do, including a historic shopping district full of antique, boutique and specialty stores; museums, Chandor Gardens and the love-story to be discovered within its walls; an old-time Farmers Market; First Monday Trades Days; and a bounty of Victorian-era homes. The town's crown jewel is the Parker County Courthouse, recently restored to its original splendor.
• Lake Weatherford • Weatherford Town Square • Doss Heritage and Culture Center
• Walmarts are located in Weatherford and in nearby Hudson Oaks • New HEB in Hudson Oaks • Albertsons • Tesky's Western Store • Lowe's • Home Depot • Best Buy • Kohl's • Belk • Academy • Hobby Lobby • Michael's • JCPenney • TJ Maxx
• Film Alley • Splash Kingdom • City Lights
• Holland Lake Park • Soldier Springs Park • Heritage Park • Cartwright Park • Love Street Park • Cherry Park • Chandor Gardens • Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway
• Sugar Tree • Canyon West • Split Rail • Squaw Creek • Oeste Ranch
Medical City of Weatherford
Located just an hour from the city of Fort Worth, Texas, The Ranches at Star Hollow offers an ideal location for your new home in the country, while still being an easy drive into the big city. This major metropolitan area is filled with a unique mix of attractions for visitors—from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping. Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtown's dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Christian University, and so much more! For fun things to explore, the Fort Worth Ale Trail gives visitors and locals a unique craft beer experience, or you can catch a competitive rodeo year-round at Dickies Rodeo Arena!